It’s nearly 2017 and like most people I’m reflecting on the high and low points of 2016. It’s been a frustrating year on many fronts, but one bright spot was the release of San Francisco Beer: A History of Brewing by the Bay. I met the author, Bill Yenne, several years ago while I was executive director of the San Francisco Brewers Guild. A book about San Francisco brewing history was long overdue and I was happy to help him gather information about Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. I also provided him with several photos that were published and I make a few cameos throughout the book, which any beer and history geek should add to their library.